[CoMoDev] Shared Linux/Apache/Tomcat/JBoss/MySQL server anyone?

  • From: David Beers <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 13:58:31 -0700

Hi folks,

Just testing the water at the moment, but I'm thinking about getting a Linux 
server at some hosting company that can run JBoss, MySQL, stuff like that.  
Maybe not a dedicated server but one of those "virtual private servers" that 
lets you configure, start and restart any service without shutting down people 
on other paid subscriptions.  My use of it would probably be fairly sporadic 
for now and I'm wondering if anyone else has an interest in going in together 
on something like this.  We'd of course need to become friendly! :-)  It's not 
quite like sharing a toothbrush, but almost, eh?

Alternatively, if someone has such a server already that they would like to 
"rent out" some cycles and space on maybe I could help defray your costs.  Also 
if anyone can recommend a good hosting company, please do.  I found this one 
that will give you a VPS suitable for running JBoss for $50/mo, which sounds 
good: http://rimuhosting.com/order/startorder.jsp.  I need to have root access 
so I can install software and have full rights, etc. so a regular web site 
hosting package would probably not cut it. I'm interested in having the freedom 
to admin when I need to but don't want to have to be the main babysitter.  Or 
maybe since I'm not not much of a Linux guy yet I should say I'd like the 
freedom to make mistakes while having responsible adults on hand to rescue me 
when I do.

Looking down the road (maybe not far down) it'd be kinda cool to set up CVS and 
some collaboration software on a server that could be used when CoMoDev members 
collaborate on projects. I've always hoped that our group might evolve into 
being an incubator for some "virtual companies" on the Front Range.


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